"The political make-up of the contemporary world changes with such rapidity that few attempts have been made to consider with adequate care the nature and value of the concept of sovereignty. What exactly is meant when one speaks about the acquisition, preservation, infringement or loss of sovereignty? This book revisits the assumptions underlying the applications of this fundamental category, as well as studying the political discourses in which it has been embedded. Bringing together historians, constitutional lawyers, political philosophers and experts in international relations, Sovereignty in Fragments seeks to dispel the illusion that there is a unitary concept of sovereignty of which one could offer a clear definition. This book will appeal to scholars and advanced students of international relations, international law and the history of political thought"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-263) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: a concept in fragments /Hent Kalmo and Quentin Skinner The sovereign state: a genealogy /Quentin Skinner The apparition of sovereignty /Denis Baranger The Westphalian myth and the idea of external sovereignty /Pärtel Piirimäe Double binds: sovereignty and the just war tradition /Jens Bartelson The durability of organized hypocrisy /Stephen D. Krasner A matter of fact?: the many faces of sovereignty /Hent Kalmo The survival of sovereignty /Michel Troper Sovereignty and after /Neil MacCormick Prolegomena for the post-sovereign Rechtsstaat /Patrick Praet Sovereignty beyond the state /Jüri Lipping Sovereignty between government, exception and governance /Antonio Negri Conclusion: vocabularies of sovereignty powers of a paradox /Martti Koskenniemi.
KZ4034 .S68 2010
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.